Known for its rugged design and off-road performance, the Defender has a rich history with roots reaching back to the original Land Rover series of vehicles launched in the late 1940s. Dana’s association began when Land Rover specified Spicer front and rear axles in the early 1980s and continued through 2016, when the original iconic vehicle was discontinued. The all-new Defender re-emerged in 2020 and once again specified Dana’s Spicer axle designs.
“Dana’s technology leadership, launch execution, and off-road experience continue to create significant value for our customers. We are proud to supply a variety of world-renowned vehicles, including the all-new, tough and capable Defender,” said Bob Pyle, executive vice president and president of Light Vehicle Drive Systems for Dana Incorporated. “We are pleased to extend our 70-year relationship with Jaguar Land Rover and once again supply our advanced technologies to this iconic vehicle platform.”
The vehicle also features a number of Dana technologies for engine and thermal management performance, including gaskets, thermal acoustical protective shielding and engine oil coolers.